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January 2019 | Steel Raw Materials


The 62-65% Fe fines price spread continues to narrow amid squeezed margins at Chinese steel mills: Latest Analysis


We anticipate premiums for higher-grade iron ore products to remain elevated, although at lower levels than in 2018, amid China’s environmental aspirations.

The 62-65% Fe fines price spread continues to narrow amid squeezed margins at Chinese steel mills As a result of shrinking operating margins amid falling steel prices, steel mills in China have demonstrated a renewed appetite for less expensive iron ore fines with lower Fe content. The change in demand for different grades of iron ore products is naturally mirrored in the prices: The gap between Fastmarkets MB’s...

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